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iBooks Author Essential Training

with Chris Mattia

Video: Welcome

Learn how to create an ebook with iBooks Author and this iBooks author tutorial. Learn to add interactivity and publish your ebook as an EPUB, iBook, or PDF.
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  1. 9m 24s
    1. Welcome
    2. The exercise files UPDATED
      1m 59s
    3. Previewing the finished iBook NEW
      3m 46s
    4. The 2015 update NEW
      2m 51s
  2. 1h 2m
    1. Installing iBooks Author UPDATED
      1m 44s
    2. Creating a new document
      3m 25s
    3. iBooks Author interface UPDATED
      4m 56s
    4. Views inside iBooks Author NEW
      2m 39s
    5. Creating a book cover UPDATED
      9m 30s
    6. Adding an intro video UPDATED
      2m 8s
    7. Creating chapters
      8m 1s
    8. Creating sections
      3m 52s
    9. Creating pages
      2m 15s
    10. Adding visual interest UPDATED
      4m 54s
    11. How Tables of Contents work NEW
      4m 11s
    12. Customizing the Scroll View TOC UPDATED
      5m 43s
    13. Creating a glossary
      2m 57s
    14. Previewing and Proofing your Book NEW
      5m 48s
  3. 26m 52s
    1. Templates in iBook Author
      3m 18s
    2. Starting with a Blank Template UPDATED
      1m 28s
    3. Modifying existing layouts
      5m 13s
    4. Creating a custom layout
      3m 57s
    5. Placeholder media
      1m 1s
    6. Placeholder text
    7. Auto-updating text
      1m 17s
    8. Photo collage layout
      3m 25s
    9. Custom template UPDATED
      4m 19s
    10. Creating a portrait-only book
      2m 4s
  4. 22m 58s
    1. Dragging and dropping plain text
      3m 16s
    2. Inserting text from Pages
      6m 51s
    3. Inserting text from Microsoft Word
      7m 11s
    4. Linked text boxes
      2m 7s
    5. Importing InDesign Documents NEW
      3m 33s
  5. 52m 12s
    1. Understanding how to format text
      2m 5s
    2. Formatting text
      8m 6s
    3. Creating lists
      5m 29s
    4. Creating custom styles
      9m 34s
    5. Controlling tabs
      5m 54s
    6. More on text control
      12m 37s
    7. Embedding equations with LaTeX
      3m 52s
    8. Embedding equations with MathType
      4m 35s
  6. 28m 57s
    1. Objects UPDATED
      7m 16s
    2. Adding objects
      2m 26s
    3. Manipulating objects on a page
      3m 24s
    4. Layering objects together
      1m 36s
    5. Changing an object's appearance
      7m 15s
    6. Titles, labels, captions & descriptions
      5m 25s
    7. Adding accessibility text to objects
      1m 35s
  7. 21m 45s
    1. Adding images
      5m 33s
    2. Remove parts of photos with Instant Alpha
      3m 54s
    3. Cropping and masking images
      4m 0s
    4. Controlling image settings
      3m 0s
    5. Spanning an image across two pages
      5m 18s
  8. 16m 12s
    1. Understanding shapes
      2m 29s
    2. Adding shapes
      2m 29s
    3. Editing shapes
      3m 24s
    4. Drawing shapes
      3m 31s
    5. Creating a custom shape mask
      4m 19s
  9. 25m 57s
    1. Understanding tables
      2m 22s
    2. Creating tables
      2m 9s
    3. Adding and importing data into tables
      3m 3s
    4. Formatting table cells and data
      8m 37s
    5. Performing calculations
      3m 57s
    6. Using conditional formatting
      2m 52s
    7. Sorting table data
      1m 15s
    8. Adding a custom table description
      1m 42s
  10. 22m 33s
    1. Understanding charts
      2m 30s
    2. Adding charts
      3m 59s
    3. Editing chart data
      3m 51s
    4. Formatting charts
      5m 24s
    5. Changing the chart type
      5m 48s
    6. Adding chart descriptions
      1m 1s
  11. 43m 1s
    1. Understanding widgets
      4m 18s
    2. Creating an image gallery
      5m 18s
    3. Adding a movie UPDATED
      5m 33s
    4. Adding a Keynote presentation UPDATED
      4m 15s
    5. Adding a 3D object
      4m 24s
    6. Adding an interactive image
      7m 54s
    7. Adding custom HTML UPDATED
      4m 53s
    8. Creating a scrolling sidebar
      3m 45s
    9. Creating a popover effects
      2m 41s
  12. 17m 3s
    1. Understanding review questions
      2m 26s
    2. Adding a review section
      2m 27s
    3. Creating multiple-choice questions
      7m 15s
    4. Creating matching questions
      4m 55s
  13. 21m 51s
    1. Understanding Bookmarks and Links NEW
    2. Creating internal links NEW
      4m 39s
    3. Using Bookmarks NEW
      1m 40s
    4. Creating external links NEW
      2m 29s
    5. Creating deep links into your iBook NEW
      5m 57s
    6. Creating deep links to other iBooks NEW
      6m 19s
  14. 18m 1s
    1. ePub Workflows NEW
      3m 17s
    2. Importing ePubs NEW
      4m 48s
    3. ePub Templates NEW
      4m 10s
    4. Widgets and Tables for ePub NEW
      4m 35s
    5. Exporting ePub NEW
      1m 11s
  15. 26m 3s
    1. Preflighting on an iPad UPDATED
      5m 23s
    2. Exporting a book in iBooks format
      2m 26s
    3. Exporting a book as a PDF
      2m 33s
    4. Exporting a book as a text document
      1m 49s
    5. Emailing a book
      2m 24s
    6. Preparing to publish to the iBookstore
      4m 44s
    7. Publishing to the iBookstore
      6m 44s
  16. 32s
    1. Goodbye

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iBooks Author Essential Training
Video duration: 0s 6h 55m Appropriate for all Updated Dec 14, 2015


Even writers without extensive design or publishing experience find they can publish their own digital books with iBooks Author—and the right training. Start here to learn how to create your own ebooks with this easy-to-use ebook publishing software.

Follow along with Chris Mattia as he assembles a dynamic and engaging ebook for distribution on the iPad and EPUB readers. He includes all the features of a well-designed ebook, including text, images, audio, video, 3D models, and web content, as well as essential navigation tools such as links, bookmarks, and a table of contents. He also shows how leverage built-in templates to produce a beautifully designed and polished ebook without any extra effort, and customize and share your own iBooks templates. The course wraps up with a review of the iBooks EPUB workflow and the iBooks Store publishing process.

Topics include:
  • Creating a book cover
  • Creating pages, chapters, and sections
  • Adding a table of contents and a glossary
  • Working with templates and placeholder content
  • Sharing a custom template
  • Importing text from Pages, Word, or InDesign
  • Formatting text
  • Adding objects such as titles, labels, and captions
  • Inserting images
  • Adding tables and charts
  • Working with widgets such as movies, 3D objects, and interactive images
  • Creating review sections with multiple-choice and matching questions
  • Adding links and bookmarks
  • Creating, importing, and exporting EPUBs
  • Exporting a book as a PDF or text document
  • Publishing to the iBooks Store
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iBooks Author


- Hi, my name is Chris Mattia. Welcome to iBooks Author Essential Training. In this course, I'll teach you how to create a dynamic and engaging iBook that readers can enjoy on an iPad. We'll begin by setting up the structure of our book and customizing our page layouts. Next, we'll add static content, such as text, images, tables, and charts. We'll then enhance our book by adding interactive widgets, such as image galleries, keynote presentations, 3D objects, HTML5 dashboard widgets, and self-assessing review questions.

Finally, we'll preflight our book, and then publish it to the Apple iBook store using iTunes Producer. Now, let's get started with iBooks Author Essential Training.

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Q: This course was updated on 02/18/2013. What changed?
A: This update covers changes included with iBooks 2.0. We added movies to address portrait-only book templates, embedded equations, scrolling sidebar and popover widgets, and updated movies on publishing to the iBookstore.





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